The concept of individuality in a world of mass consumerism continues to fascinate. Gail Hawes uses a broad range of contemporary textile techniques and materials to explore individuality within a confined structure in this intriguing exhibition. This exhibition shows a departure from the stitched textiles which Gail Hawes has most recently been known. Over many years she has built up a broad knowledge of a wide variety of textile techniques and these have been used extensively in this body of work. The setting of parameters is very important to her practice, as it creates a situation where inventiveness and experimentation are forefront of the process. Starting as an exploratory project – creating one sample a day for a month using only from the materials which were visible in her workspace – the seed for the project began. There would be no ‘going into the cupboards’ for this series of boundary-pushing fun plays. Always with a theme to unpin the experiments, Gail was kept on track by a friend in South Africa with whom it was a joint challenge. The exhibition will also be featuring the work of guest ceramic artist Robert Hawes.